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  • 100 Ans D'Affiche de la MAGIE by REYNOLDS, Charles & Regina
    REYNOLDS, Charles & Regina
    100 Ans D'Affiche de la MAGIE

    New York: Darien House, 1976. French language edition. A bound collection of posters connected with Magic (Of the Houdini variety rather than witchcraft). Verso text about many posters. Clean and tidy softback. Several of the posters are folding plates. Introductory text in French to the front. 410 by 280mm (16¼ by 11 inches). 112 pages.

    Book ID: 2439
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  • 100 Ans D'Affiches du Cirque by Rennert, Jack
    Rennert, Jack
    100 Ans D'Affiches du Cirque

    New York: Darien House, 1974. French language edition. A bound collection of posters connected with Magic (Of the Houdini variety rather than witchcraft). Verso text about many posters. Clean and tidy softback. Several of the posters are folding plates. Introductory text in French to the front. 410 by 280mm (16¼ by 11 inches). 112 pages.

    Condition: A touch of bumping and browning to the edge of the covers. Otherwise in excellent condition.

    Book ID: 2440
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  • 12 Books That Changed The World by BRAGG, Melvyn
    BRAGG, Melvyn
    12 Books That Changed The World

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine (1769) by Richard Arkwright; The King James Bible (1611) by William Tyndale and 54 scholars appointed by the king; An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) by Adam Smith; and The First Folio (1623) by William Shakespeare.

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2073
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  • 1916 - Portraits and Lives by WHITE, Lawrence William. & QUINN, James.
    WHITE, Lawrence William. & QUINN, James.
    1916 - Portraits and Lives

    Dublin: Royal Irish Academy: 2015. First edition in original black and white illustrated boards, covered in a cream and black illustrated dust wrapper. 23.5 cm x 19 cm 42 biographies of men and women who played important roles in the Easter Rising of 1916. The biographies are from the Irish Dictionary of Irish Biography. The profiles describe 31 men and women who were Republican revolutionaries, 3 nationalist leaders who opposed the Easter Rising, as well as 6 men who were part of the regime opposed by the Easter Rising. There are also profiles of two historians of the Rising who were eyewitnesses. An introduction offers an overview of 20th century Irish political history, while an after word looks at the…

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    Dublin: Royal Irish Academy: 2015. First edition in original black and white illustrated boards, covered in a cream and black illustrated dust wrapper. 23.5 cm x 19 cm 42 biographies of men and women who played important roles in the Easter Rising of 1916. The biographies are from the Irish Dictionary of Irish Biography. The profiles describe 31 men and women who were Republican revolutionaries, 3 nationalist leaders who opposed the Easter Rising, as well as 6 men who were part of the regime opposed by the Easter Rising. There are also profiles of two historians of the Rising who were eyewitnesses. An introduction offers an overview of 20th century Irish political history, while an after word looks at the post-Rising lives of some of those profiled. The book is illustrated with full-page, b&w scraperboard engravings, some in two-page spreads. All 42 of the illustrations are by artist David Rooney. xvi, 1-367 pp

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    Condition: Both book and wrapper are in immaculate copy. A lovely example

    Book ID: 1844
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  • 1920's Gazelle Rijwielfabriek Advertising by VLAANDEREN, André
    VLAANDEREN, André
    1920's Gazelle Rijwielfabriek Advertising

    Dieren: Gazelle Rijwielfabriek, 1920s. From 1899 to 1905, Vlaanderen worked on the Ed Cuypers architectural firm. He set up on his own and worked on many advertising assignments for various companies. For several decades, André Vlaanderen was the graphic designer for the Gazelle bicycle factory. In 1925, he developed the Gazelle logo, which the company still uses today. During the 1920s and 1930s, he was also the author of several small advertising comic books for Gazelle.

    Book ID: 2124
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  • 20 Bilder zu laterna Magica / 20 Magic Lantern slides by J. F. Fabrikmarke
    J. F. Fabrikmarke
    20 Bilder zu laterna Magica / 20 Magic Lantern slides

    Germany: J. F. Fabrikmarke. A collection of 20 magic lantern slides, in two boxes. Made Circa 1912 (one box dated). The second box appears somewhat older. these show a variety of scenes, children's tales, characters and illustrations.
    Ten of the slides have 4 images to each slide. Ten have 5 images to each slide.

    Condition: Condition is generally very good, with some minor scratches and blemishes only.

    Book ID: 2733
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  • 21 USA - The Gift of Life by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    21 USA - The Gift of Life Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. Limited Edition Print on 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 21 stamped, and initialled in pencil with AP (which probably stands for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. This was also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Has official CNPD red stamp on verso. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm. (last time this appeared at auction it reached £470).

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.

    Book ID: 1818
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  • 22nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Poster. by WATERS, Daniel
    WATERS, Daniel
    22nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Poster.

    Martha's Vineyard: The Indian Hill Press, 1998. Printed in black and red with a lovely 'woodcut' design by Daniel Waters. On thick cream paper. In a good condition, but has a small closed tear to one edge, and has signs of having been folded at some point. Blank to verso. 590 x 380 mm (23¼ x 15 inches).

    Book ID: 2760
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  • 3rd - Occupation Day 2006. by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    3rd - Occupation Day 2006. A limited edition print for Occupation Day.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2006. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - This is one of James Cauty's famous anti-occupation of Iraq protest prints. These stamps were the subject of a legal action in 2003 by Royal Mail alledging copyright infringement James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.

    Book ID: 1821
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  • 8 Minutes. HIRST & BAILEY by BAILEY, David.
    BAILEY, David.
    8 Minutes. HIRST & BAILEY

    Gottinchen: Steidl, 2009. First edition. 130 photographs of British 'bad boy' artist Damien Hirst by the great British fashion photographer David Bailey, taken during a single shoot lasting only eight minutes.

    Condition: As new, still in the original shrink wrap.

    Book ID: 2179
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  • 81 USA - War Can Be Fun by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    81 USA - War Can Be Fun Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 81 numbered and stamped (this is 48/81) War Can Be Fun, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Comes with a separate 'Cautese National Postal Disservice' bank note.

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.

    Book ID: 1817
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  • 99 USA - Believe the Magic. by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    99 USA - Believe the Magic. Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99). Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. Also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He…

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    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99). Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. Also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.

    Book ID: 1816
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  • A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Jonathan Swift, D.D. by TEERINK, Dr H.
    TEERINK, Dr H.
    A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Jonathan Swift, D.D.

    Edition: First Edition

    The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff: 1937. First Edition limited to 315 numbered and signed copies. This is copy #280. Signed by Teerink. Cloth, small gilt cover device, top edge yellow, large 8vo, xi, 434 pp. 1574 entries. From a contemporary review: The bibliography is divided into six sections. In the first section the various collected editions of Swift's works are analysed in great detail. Sections 2 and 3 include bibliographies of A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels. Both these are useful, as they summarize information which otherwise can only be found in very specialized works. The fourth section is called Separate Works and, from the student's point of view, it is by far the most important. In this section…

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    The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff: 1937. First Edition limited to 315 numbered and signed copies. This is copy #280. Signed by Teerink. Cloth, small gilt cover device, top edge yellow, large 8vo, xi, 434 pp. 1574 entries. From a contemporary review: The bibliography is divided into six sections. In the first section the various collected editions of Swift's works are analysed in great detail. Sections 2 and 3 include bibliographies of A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels. Both these are useful, as they summarize information which otherwise can only be found in very specialized works. The fourth section is called Separate Works and, from the student's point of view, it is by far the most important. In this section there is a large number of definitely false attributions, while there are others which are very doubtful. The fifth and sixth sections are devoted respectively to Doubtful Works and Biography and Criticism.

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    Condition: There is a little rubbing to the edges of the boards, but mainly in good sound condition. Darkening to the rear cover from smoke damage. A little smoke damage to the end papers also. Overall a good clean copy.

    Book ID: 1877
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  • A Book of Modern Ballads by Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    A Book of Modern Ballads

    London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1892. Brown cloth binding with gold and silver blocked design and titles to front. Fully illustrated with charming chromolithographs, some full-page. All edges gilt. 40 pp. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches). Features poems by (among others) Rossetti, Swinburne, Browning, Shelley, Weatherly, and Gilbert.

    Condition: Boards a little bumped and scuffed, pages age toned and with some foxing, but overall in good shape.

    Book ID: 2497
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  • A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall. by DOYLE, The Very Rev. Canon.
    DOYLE, The Very Rev. Canon.
    A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall. A Paper Written on the Occasion of the Centenary Celebration at St. Edmund's College, in 1869

    Edition: First Edition

    Standon: Edmundian Association: 1891. Original cloth gilt now a bit dulled, all edges gilt, some foxing at the front, else a very good copy. Owner's name to the ffep (Syon Abbey, South Brent). St Edmund's Hall was established in 1795 for the education of the children of Roman Catholic nobility. pp. vi, 80, Frontispiece and 7 Illustrations

    Book ID: 1077
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  • A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr. Hobbes's Book, entitles LEVIATHAN by CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr. Hobbes's Book, entitles LEVIATHAN The second impresson

    Edition: Reprint

    Oxford: Printed at the Theater, 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley football club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon…

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    Oxford: Printed at the Theater, 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley football club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon Press. *4, A-Z4, Aa-Rr4, S1. (S2 is blank). 322pp.

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    Condition: The spine is new and immaculate - the boards are firm and in good condition, with just a little rubbing to the edges. To the inside board, and early bookplate has been obliterated - presumably by a later owner. Signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page - further signature to the rear end paper. There are a number of notes to the inside board, which have been comprehensively eradicated to as to be impossible to read. Otherwise, the book is in very nice, clean condition, with just a touch of foxing to some pages.

    Book ID: 1640
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  • Over 350 outstanding sculptures
    A Century of American Sculpture by HYATT MAYOR, A.
    HYATT MAYOR, A.
    A Century of American Sculpture Treasures from Brookgreen Gardens

    New York: Abbeville Press, 1988. First Edition. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering and blind stamped figure on upper board. Beautiful full colour photos of garden sculptures from the late 19th and 20th centuries. 127 pp.
    340 x 290mm (13½ x 11½ inches). Brookgreen Gardens is in South Carolina, on the site of an old rice plantation.

    Condition: Boards has some sun fading, but the photographic dust jacket is in a very good condition. Neat gift inscription to the inside front.

    Book ID: 2189
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  • An illustrated theatre programme for this Edwardian musical comedy
    A Chinese Honeymoon by DANCE, George
    DANCE, George
    A Chinese Honeymoon

    Nottingham: Stafford & Netherfield, 1904. An attractive Edwardian Theatre programme.
    The play was written by George Dance, and had music by Howard Talbot.
    A "teaser piece" the programme has 12 panels showing humorous scenes from the play. The final (13th) panel tells the reader, that they must come to the theatre if they wish to know how the play ends.
    The play appeared at the Theatre Royal, in Bath, UK. From October 3rd 1904 for 6 days. There is a variation of this, where the Theatre Royal dates are over-printed to the sheet. This copy does not have these.
    There is a crease to the whole where the programme has been folded in half. A…

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    Nottingham: Stafford & Netherfield, 1904. An attractive Edwardian Theatre programme.
    The play was written by George Dance, and had music by Howard Talbot.
    A "teaser piece" the programme has 12 panels showing humorous scenes from the play. The final (13th) panel tells the reader, that they must come to the theatre if they wish to know how the play ends.
    The play appeared at the Theatre Royal, in Bath, UK. From October 3rd 1904 for 6 days. There is a variation of this, where the Theatre Royal dates are over-printed to the sheet. This copy does not have these.
    There is a crease to the whole where the programme has been folded in half. A little bumping to the edges otherwise. Slight darkening. But overall in excellent condition.
    1 sheet folded into 2 leaves / 4 pages. Folded 24.5 cm x 19 cm

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    Book ID: 2745
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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    Edition: Reprint

    London: Longman and Co: 1870. Blue paper covers. Decorative border and titles in black. Adverts to rear cover. 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The pale blue covers are sound but have some foxing spots to them. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and are held on to each other with tape (non-archival). Inside, there is some foxing to the inside covers. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.

    Book ID: 1338
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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    London: Longman and Co: 1869. Disbound. (Originally Blue paper covers - the front cover has now gone). Adverts to the rear blue cover 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The rear pale blue cover has some foxing spots to it. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and only the rear has survived. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.

    Book ID: 1339
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